Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by Bixby, Nov 18, 2019.
The direct link to the Farragut piece is this (link).
I love news like this...
I have my issues with George`s productions, but the guy is tenacious, he cares and he loves the OG time period like I do, so I don`t mind helping to give his episodes some views...
What is an OG time period?
OG: According to Urban Dictionary's most popular definition, OG is a simple abbreviation that “used to mean Original Gangster.” It has since been further co-opted to mean simply “original.”
So, Kirk era...
I'll stick with Kirk Era.
I must be feeling serious withdrawal pangs as well as cabin fever...Checking out New Voyages old school episodes all gussied up made me think about a few other almost-were Trek film series we almost got before the house of cards collapsed a few years ago. We're still set to get actual honest-to-gosh episodes for Yorktown and Valiant any year now, but these two series projects, despite having actual existing footage, seem to have given up the ghost!.I don`t know how I feel about Starship Ajax, but Exeter Trek if handled right could be a 21st century low-budget kissing cousin to the Menagerie (I love Pike-era Trek...)
I believe Farragut’s last episode is still being worked on. Hopefully we’ll see that sooner or later.
I've just checked out the creator's website and I didn't notice any new postings in about 3-4 years...If so that would be a true shame, both of his episodes were outstanding
It would be a shame, indeed. Tim did something really classy for me. I had one whole line as a Klingon and he took it on himself to set up an IMDB page for me. I was truly touched and I hope I can get a chance to work with him again.
Albeit not exactly a fan production, several of the actors I have worked with are part of new sci-fi audio drama with pro voice work and nice production values.
A brand new, original audio drama from the team at Three-Pound Magician: In a disquieting future, all of humanity is united by the System, the ultimate in communications technology that connects all minds simultaneously. But in the distant fringes of outer worlds, agitators plot to separate human consciousness and society from the System's power; it falls on Captain Kennick Anderson to stop them, but in the twilight solitude of space he's left to wonder where his loyalties really lie. "Clarion Dawn" is a tense thriller that explores strange new ideas about human nature, in the style of classic 20th century science fiction.
Planned for a Memorial Day release, they decided to let the first two episodes out early. I got a sneak preview of episode one about six weeks ago, and I'm looking forward to the hearing the rest.
Star Trek: First Frontier is due out September 8th, Star Trek Day. VFX wizard Samuel Cockings has finished the VFX shots
Yorktown: A Time To Heal is due December 25th, Christmas Day
Heard nothing about Convergence (Intrepid/Dark Armada/Temporal Anomoly etc crossover) lately
Apparantly Farragut: Homecoming is still in post-production
so things are bubbling away!
YES, we are indeed still here and working on our film, Starship Valiant: ANIMALS! I actually had a production meeting with Brady Foster just today, where we looked at a rough cut to see what worked, what needed work and so on and so forth. We are confident on a late December release.
That's great to hear Michael...But if possible could you update us on your other unfinished episode? Yes I'm greedy
I really like this short aperitif of an episode, because you did what almost no OTHER fan film group managed to do: you created a visually-interesting and innovative race of evil BEMs (finally no Klingons or Romulans), and I really like the alien blue-shirt comm or science officer on the Valor (with a simple but not ridiculous design, and not Vulcan!!)
Hi Bixby. The problem that we had/have with Ties That Bind is that it was to be a 1 1/2 hour story and then the guidelines hit and that pretty much gutted the story-line. I had the script written but per the guidelines there was no way to condense it with all the material into two 15 minute segments. What I am going to do now is rewrite the story and condense it to 30 minutes but that will undoubtedly change the entire original intent/focus of the story. It's a rally daunting task. I have one script entitled "The Least of US," completely written now and that was actually set to shoot but then corona virus hit and that was that. So as far as Valiant goes, we are going to schedule a shoot for The Least of US in the "safe" future, as it has been cast and even rehearsed and then my focus will be TIES. Thanks for your attention and thanks to everyone that supports our productions.
This popped up on my YouTube recommended list:
Your hard work shows, Michael. One observation I'll make about script lengths is that sometimes the painful cuts are the ones that make the difference between something that's okay and something special. The great director Frank Capra claimed in his autobiography that his original version of "Lost Horizon" was laughed out of the theaters during test viewings. In desperation, (he claims) he threw the first two reels of the film into an incinerator. The shortened film went on to become a classic. One of his pieces of advice for filmmakers struggling to make a film work, "burn the first two reels." Best of luck to you!
I'll be selfish here: I'd love to someday read your original full-length script for TIES...
In case anyone missed it....
This little clip just popped up on my feed...not bad at all...I like the tiny little shuttlecraft scampering back to its home..
(here's a question: I know Exeter had one or two named Shuttlecrafts, and so did the Farragut and of course the Enterprise had at least 2 I'm aware of.
Is there a specific pattern to what names are chosen by each ''series''? Like Farragut chooses physicists, or another chooses the Mercury 7, etc. or are they just random?
Separate names with a comma.